UFC 119 took place Saturday night inside the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. In a surprising end to a lackluster main event, Frank Mir put Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to sleep with only 58 ticks remaining in their heavyweight matchup.
Sean McCorkle Defeated Mark Hunt via Submission (Kimura) at 1:03 in the 1stRound
T.J. Grant Defeated Julio Paulino via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Waylon Lowe Defeated Steve Lopez via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Tavares Defeated Pat Audinwood via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:47 in the 1stRound
Matt Mitrione Defeated Joey Beltran via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
C.B. Dollaway Defeated Joe Doerksen via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:13 in the 1stRound
Melvin Guillard Defeated Jeremy Stephens via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Sean Sherk Defeated Evan Dunham via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Lytle Defeated Matt Serra via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Bader Defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Frank Mir Defeated Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic via KO (Knee) at 4:02 in the 3rdRound
Fight of the Night:
Sean Sherk and Evan Dunham, Matt Mitrione and Joey Beltran ($70,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
C.B. Dollaway ($70,000)
Knockout of the Night:
$0.00 – Although Mir knocked Cro Cop out cold, UFC president Dana White opted not to award a Knockout of the Night winner. It’s likely because the heavyweights put on a snoozer of a main event, up until Mir landed his knee.
* White reported the attendance at Conseco Fieldhouse was 15,811 with a gate of $1.6 million.
* – Mitrione told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting that he publicly fired his manager, Malki Kawa, because Mitrione’s wife was supposedly “asking about things that weren’t her business” when she inquired about which sponsors were going to be on her husband’s fight shorts.
* Sherk acknowledged his razor-thin split decision win over Dunham could have gone either way and was quick to gave the youngster props on his overall game. The former lightweight champ confessed that he could easily see Dunham donning the belt one day.
* Mir was completely “pissed off” over his forgettable performance, but admitted that he’ll gladly take an ugly win over a crappy loss any day.
* After this disappointing promotion, it’s a good thing the Octagon’s next show is a freebie. UFC 120 will be available on Spike TV via same-day tape-delay on October 16th.